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Important Facts for You to Know About COVID-19

There is much more COVID in our county right now than at any other time during the pandemic. What was relatively safe just a couple months ago is not safe anymore.

Here is what you can do to help prevent you and your loved ones from getting COVID.


Where People Get COVID-19 From

The virus that causes COVID is spread through the air. You can become infected by breathing in the same air that is shared by someone who is infected with COVID.

You can’t tell when someone is infected with COVID.

Most people (around 60%) of people get COVID from someone who didn’t have symptoms at the time that they were with them.

This is why it is important to treat everyone you don’t live with like they might have COVID and take precautions like wearing a mask, keeping your distance, and getting tested.

 

Being Inside During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Being indoors with anyone you don’t live with is dangerous during this pandemic, especially right now. But if you have to be indoors with someone who you don’t live with, then take the following steps to reduce your chance of becoming infected:

  • spend as little time indoors as possible
  • with as few people as possible
  • keeping on your mask as much as possible
  • with as much distance between you as possible
  • with as much ventilation (e.g. open windows) as possible.

Remember that you want to avoid crowded indoor places where people are close together.

Being outside is much safer than being inside, but you can still get COVID if you’re outside but fail to wear a mask and keep your distance.

 

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Social Media Resources/Messages

Holiday Travel

Plan to travel this holiday season? DON’T.   
Things to do if you must travel  
Things to ask yourself before traveling  
 
Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
Plan to travel this holiday season?

DON’T.

Cases of COVID-19 are rising dramatically in the Bay Area and across the country. The County Health Officer strongly urges all residents to cancel their travel plans to the extent possible. Traveling to see family and friends increases the chances of bringing COVID-19 to them and to yourself.
Suggested Tweet:
COVID-19 cases are rising dramatically in the Bay Area and across the country. The County Health Officer strongly urges residents to cancel travel plans to the extent possible. Traveling to see family and friends increases the chances of bringing COVID-19 to them and yourself.

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Family Gatherings

Know Your Risk - Family Gatherings  
Know Your Risk - Family Gatherings Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Family Gatherings moderate risk  
Know Your Risk - Family Gatherings high risk  
 
Family Gatherings flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
Any activity outside of your household increases the chances of exposure to the virus. If you meet up in person for the holidays, stay safe by keeping it outdoors, small, short, and stable. COVID-19 is still with us this holiday season. Be cautious if you are gathering and have safety expectations in place.

Find safety recommendations here to help plan your holiday: https://direc.to/fjYm
Suggested Tweet:
If you meet up in person for the holidays, stay safe by keeping it outdoors, small, short, and stable. COVID-19 is still with us this holiday season. Be cautious if you are gathering and have safety expectations in place.

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Religious Services

Know Your Risk - Religious Services  
Know Your Risk - Religious Services Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Religious Services Moderate Risk  
Know Your Risk - Religious Services High Risk  
 
Religious Services flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
During these times it’s important to stay connected to the people and activities that are important to us.  It’s also important to understand how a weekly service can easily spread a virus. There are safe ways to approach the activities that lift our spirit. #KnowYourRisk.

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Breakrooms

Know Your Risk - Breakrooms  
Know Your Risk - Breakrooms Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Breakrooms Moderate Risk  
Know Your Risk - Breakrooms High Risk  
 
Breakrooms flyer (PDF)

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#KnowYourRisk and learn about Best Practices, Moderate Risk, and High Risk activities at lunchtime. Stay safe by following the Best Practices during your work breaks. 

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Shopping

Know Your Risk - Shopping  
Know Your Risk - Shopping best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Shopping Moderate Risk  
Know Your Risk - Shopping High Risk  
 
Shopping flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
Know your COVID-19 risk when out shopping. As customers, we can all do our part to reduce the risk of transmitting the virus while shopping for essential items. Visit www.sccgov.org/coronavirus for more info.

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Carpooling

Know Your Risk - Carpooling  
Know Your Risk - Carpooling Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Carpooling High Risk  
Know Your Risk - Carpooling Very High Risk  
 
Carpooling flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
Carpooling is necessary for many people, but because of the close proximity between passengers and the way air circulates in vehicles, it can be a high risk activity when it comes to COVID transmission. If you need to carpool, follow the best practices to stay safe.

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Exercise

Know Your Risk - Exercise  
Know Your Risk - Exercise Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Exercise Moderate Risk  
Know Your Risk - Exercise High Risk  
 
Exercise flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
Keeping our bodies healthy is important during stressful times and exercising helps our physical, mental, and emotional health. It’s also important to stay COVID-safe while exercising.

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Public Transit

Know Your Risk - Public Transit  
Know Your Risk - Public Transit Best Practices  
Know Your Risk - Public Transit Moderate Risk  
Know Your Risk - Public Transit High Risk  
 
Public Transit flyer (PDF)

Suggested Facebook and Instagram Post:
If you use public transportation, #KnowYourRisk and learn what Best Practices, Moderate Risk, and High Risk activities look like. Follow the Best Practices to protect yourself and others on your commute! 

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Face Masks


Types of Face Masks  
 


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An effective face mask has at least two layers of material and fits snugly over your nose, mouth, and chin. These types of masks are NOT recommended:
  • 🚫Neck gaiters or single-layered masks that are too thin or too loose to offer protection
  • 🚫Masks with valves which allow unfiltered air to escape
  • 🚫Face shields without also wearing a face mask

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Last updated: 12/18/2020 9:38 AM